Dissolution (The Shardlake series, 1)

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Dissolution (The Shardlake series, 1)

Dissolution (The Shardlake series, 1)

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It’s a historical mystery set at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries in the reign of Henry the eighth that introduces Matthew Shardlake, the hunchback lawyer, who is sent to investigate a murder at a Benedictine monastery. Sansom came to prominence with the Shardlake series, his historical mystery series set in the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century. Una ambientación muy conseguida con una atmósfera decadente y unos personajes estereotipados pero consecuentes. Shardlake is sent to a Benedictine monastery to investigate the brutal murder of one of Cromwell's men. Passers by only see Shardlake as a cripple, but the reader sees his pride, insecurities, longing for companionship, and devotion to a cause that he believes is sincere.

People used the new laws to settle old grievances, turning their enemies in for Catholic devotion that reminds me of neighbors turning on neighbors in Germany under the Third Reich. The story seems accurate and informative as well as entertaining, I enjoyed the investigative process, and I didn’t guess the perpetrator. Sansom himself was "Very Highly Commended" in the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library award, for the Shardlake series.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Henry began the process of dissolving the monasteries (the Dissolution) and appropriating their wealth. The extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. Ann Boleyn has been executed and Queen Jane Seymour has recently died shortly after giving birth to Henry VIII’s much desired male heir. Do you think an individual with a humpback could have risen to a commissioner’s position at a time when his physical handicap was—to many people—bad luck?

But then I got over it, realized it was not going to follow the path of that hated book, and I got into it. Cromwell sends a commissioner to begin the process of dissolving the monastery of Scarnsea on the southern coast of England, but shortly after arriving at Scarnsea the commissioner is murdered.

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